SAP Jobs Overview SAP is an acronym for Systems, Applications and Products and refers to a fully integrated, modular ...
SAP Jobs Overview
SAP is an acronym for Systems, Applications and Products and refers to a fully integrated, modular suite of business software distributed by a German company of the same name. SAP jobs, such as administrator, developer, technician or SAP business analyst jobs, are much the same as those to be found in other operating environments, but which focus exclusively on SAP products.
SAP Jobs Education Requirements
Education requirements for SAP jobs aren’t set in stone, but for any SAP job, even at entry level, applicants probably need an undergraduate or postgraduate degree and hands-on experience with IT jobs. A recognised SAP qualification will also be needed, but this can be gained by taking one or more of the various training courses available from SAP. Successful SAP consultants typically focus on specific SAP modules, learn their quirks and nuances and become expert in their own, distinctive market segment.
SAP Jobs Market
The SAP jobs market is becoming increasingly saturated and competitive, but specialised candidates are still in demand. According to Eursap, which recruits SAP specialists for permanent and contract positions across Europe, SAP configuration and SAP implementation skills are among the most sought after. SAP is the largest supplier of applications to manage business processes from manufacturing to marketing and is making a successful transition to software over Internet, or cloud computing software, so SAP candidates are likely to remain in demand for some time yet.
SAP Jobs Salary Information
According to Payscale, developers skilled in ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) – the programming language for developing applications for the SAP R/3 system – can earn between £25,168 and £54,935 per annum, depending on experience. According to Computer Weekly, a SAP human resources consultant can expect to earn between £35,000 and £45,000 per annum, while an engineer, project manager or technician can earn up to £58,000 or more.